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  • Gold Star - 14,013 Points Mohammad Skati (11/6/2014 5:09:00 PM) Post reply
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    I have just posted some poems, so I would like everyone to read them. Thanks.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jordi Friedman (11/5/2014 8:25:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello Poetry Lovers,

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    It also accept amateur poems to its database, and I personally found it very friendly.


  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/5/2014 7:32:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Here's one I did about 65 years ago and turned it in to my English Lit
    prof along with a poorly written Chaucer piece...

    I got a D on the Chaucer piece, but an A on the below...

    At the Tabard said Harry, one day,
    In a friendly and jocular way,
    We're in no real hurry
    To reach Canterbury,
    So let's have some tales
    on the way.

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  • Rookie - 208 Points Brendon Kent (11/4/2014 12:44:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi poets! I am new to posting at PoemHunter.com, i mainly write haiku/senryu/haiga/shahai/haibun/gogyohka although i do write other poetry from time to time! Haiga/shahai will not be posted here as they involve photos(which i take myself) .
    I have a blog ; brendonkenthaiku.blogspot.com please feel free to take a look, my haiga etc. is posted there!
    Some of my work posted here will not yet appear in my blog however, as they may appear in my next book!
    I look forward to reading your work,
    Warm regards,

    p.s all comments i will endeavour to reply to, all feedback welcome!

  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 9:32:00 AM) Post reply

    The previous post should have been titled, " Smile When You Enter A Room" ...

    Sorry about that...

  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 9:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I used the word " while" twice, which was a no-no, but other than that...

    You offer your smile, then all the while,
    Everyone’s more at ease.
    Pains of the day are made less, in a way,
    When you show that you are at peace...

    You’re in control, you’re on a roll,
    And everything’s going your way,
    All this is shown, and it is known,
    By the smile that lights your way.

    We often don’t know, the depth of woe,
    Or the burdens that others bear,
    But your smile is a way for your face to say,
    I’m your friend, and I really care...

    When you enter a room, dispel the gloom
    That covers us all the while -
    You can do all this, with the ease of a kiss,
    From the sunshine of your smile.

    May 4,2014
    Leonard G. Allmon

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  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 9:25:00 AM) Post reply

    I don't recall the exact challenge that prompted the below, but it must have been great...

    A small prayer of thanks...
    Thank you God,  for Your faith in me, evidenced by the charges You have placed on my heart, and thank You for the immutable wealth of Your love as I glean the strength from that love to complete the tasks You have set before me, and thank You especially for the manifest knowledge and proof of Your existence by Your making me aware of Your further needs as I complete my present efforts and view in their shadows, more that You would like me to do...

    ... Amen...

    It has been said that faith is the hope of things unseen, and to remove that concept from the philosophical and esoteric, view the sure and certain knowledge of God watching over you as you view stars and the sun  -   in times of distress or in the height of a storm or in the dead of night, you don't always see them, but you know they are always there, just as God is always there for you, and when you feel burdened, remember that your tribulations are a reflection of the trust that God has invested in you,  for it is written that those from whom much is expected, much has been given, and having more, your labors are nothing less than the blessing of God's trust in you, and rather than feel heavy laden, rejoice in the blessing of Holy expectations, and offer to Jesus the above small prayer, that He may pass your thanks along to His Father  ...

  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 9:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Below is a school " fight song" written for Middlesettlements Elementary School, (K-5) where I volunteer.

    Settlers Anthem
    Sung to the tune of “Battle Hymn Of The Republic”

    We pledge to Middlesettlements, allegiance through the years,
    And to live our lives with honor, through the sweat
    and through the tears.
    When, in victory we rise to take our accolades and cheers,
    We owe it all to thee.

    We pledge to Middlesettlements our lives and fortunes, bold.
    We will love you while we’re young,
    And will respect you when we’re old.
    The lessons you have taught us, through the years we have retold,
    As Settlers, we are proud.

    When we’ve fought life’s battles faithfully, and pay the final toll,
    And at judgement’s gates with pride we hear the reading
    of the scroll,
    We will then take rank, and proudly join the Settlers of old,
    Middlesettlements, we praise thee.


    Glory, Glory, Middlesettlements,
    Glory, Glory, to the Settlers,
    Glory, Glory, to all who yearn to learn,
    As Settlers, we are free.

    Written by Leonard G. Allmon
    September 15,2014

  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 9:10:00 AM) Post reply

    I am having trouble navigating this site, and I am likely doing the wrong thing,
    but it isn't the first time - all help and comments will be appreciated...

    This is the latest thing I have written...

    A Teacher
    Leonard G. Allmon
    October 29,2014

    A Teacher’s work is summer rain to children’s fertile needs,
    To foster blossoms, pure and sweet, where once there was but weeds,
    And this is done, through love, by one, for small or minor gain,
    But more to know you’ve given it, through suffering, through pain,
    And only for the accolade, that’s known to you as one,
    Who stayed the course, without remorse, to see the teaching done.

    To know, full well, that time will tell, as years meld into years,
    The child will grow, the child will know you understood its fears.
    And then one day, you’ll hear the words, few person’s ears shall know,
    “You were my inspiration, and you set my heart aglow,
    I worked so hard because I knew that in me you believed,
    Despite long hours, low pay and more, your guidance I received “.

    A hug, a handshake, through the tears, you watch the child depart,
    And know your chosen path has been rewarding in your heart,
    From that day on, should anyone inquire, “What do you do?“
    In truth you look them in the eye, accept your honor, due,
    Head up, stand tall, you answer clear, with pride none can impeach,
    There is no fear, your answer, pure, comes from the heart, “I Teach! “

    - O-

  • Rookie - 81 Points Leonard G. Allmon (11/4/2014 8:23:00 AM) Post reply

    My first post...

    I am 82, married, live in east Tennessee, learned to read and write at age 3, and haven't stopped either since then...

    Never been published, enjoy writing rhyming poems with mechanical constricts, and all who see my work seem to like it, but what else can you expect when facing the person who, eyebrows raised, is waiting for your comment??

    I am active in The Methodist church, volunteer at a local elementary school (a very rewarding activity) , enjoy 4-wheeling, shooting and reloading, like cats (have tamed three feral cats who are now lap warmers) , and enjoy social interaction with outsiders...

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